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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:17 pm 
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As Apple users will know the current Apple TV models only offer HDMI output. I currently run an HDMI cable to my smart Tv, the glass toslink back to my dac.

Streaming internet radio sounds decent, but wondering if anyone has experimented with HDMI Direct to a dac, if so, is there a significant improvement is sound quality.

My other option would be something like a Bluesound NODE 2i, to do the streaming duties.

I am looking to get the best out of internet radio streaming.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:29 pm 
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I tried the HDMI output from a Mac mini when I owned one of these:http://www.essenceelectrostatic.com/product/hdacc/
I thought it to a very good dac for the price however did revert back to a USB input; I think there were limitations on the HDMI which may have been addressed with the newer version.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:42 pm 
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Not sure this helps.

The Tidal App on my Apple TV played through my Naim (toslink) does not compare to the native Tidal App in my Uniti for sound quality.

I suspect a Bluesound Node would sound much better than an Apple TV for streaming.

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